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Don't Ignore Air Conditioning Problems.

Don't Ignore Air Conditioning Problems.

When you have a big air conditioning problem - like an air conditioner that quits during the hottest day of summer - it goes without saying that you'll call for service. Smaller air conditioning problems are easier to ignore, but this is the last thing you should do. By calling for service as soon as you notice the symptoms of an ailing cooling system you can prevent the expense and inconvenience of a big repair job. You'll also avoid the higher utility bills that typically accompany a poorly functioning air conditioning system. You should have your air conditioner checked when you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Decreased air flow from the registers;
  • Strange noises coming from the air conditioner;
  • Moldy odors coming from the ductwork when the air conditioner is running;
  • The air conditioner cycles on and off more frequently than it used to;
  • The breaker for the air conditioner in the electrical panel keeps tripping (or the fuse keeps blowing);
  • Ice appears on your air conditioner or piping, either inside or outside the house;
  • Your outdoor fan in the air conditioner won't come on.

If you notice any of the above symptoms, call us today to have your air conditioning checked and serviced to avoid larger problems down the road.

Winter Heating Tips

  • Do not let your heat escape! Make sure all your doors and windows are shut tightly. Check for leaks, and replace old weather stripping or caulk.
  • Use your window shades and drapes to maximize heating benefits. Keep shades closed at night to conserve heat. During the day, open shades to let the sunlight in.
  • Add humidity. Humid air feels warmer than dry air. Increasing the humidity of your home also helps you resist winter colds and moisturizes dry skin. Ask us about Trane Humidifiers!
  • Keep your furnace air filter clean. A dirty or clogged filter can make your furnace work harder, which costs you more.
  • Much of the heat escaping homes is lost through the attic. Be sure to close off any attic vents or fans during the winter and check on how well the attic is insulated. Our technicians can help!

- Tips provided by the Department of Environmental Protection.

Replacing and Repairing Filters

Replacing and Repairing Filters

Tips To Look For When Your Furnace Isn't Functioning Properly:

Tips To Look For When Your Furnace Isn't Functioning Properly:

The furnace is one of the most important appliances in the house, particularly during winter. So, it is necessary that it is functioning in pristine condition. But just like any appliances in the home, it may get broken. Thus furnace repair is required immediately, and the repair should only be left with a professional HVAC company such as B&K Heating Inc. These are a few signs that call for furnace repair:

  1. The furnace is constantly running. If it is running almost continuously, furnace repair may be needed. You must check two things when this happens, one, the thermostat and two, the seal of your house. If it cycles on and off more often than usual, and off after a few minutes, the inspection should be considered. Check the air filter to ensure that it is not blocked or clogged, as that may also be a cause of poor furnace performance. Keep some vents in the room in an open position as closing too many vents may affect the operation of the furnace. After filter and vents are checked, call a professional at B&K Heating Inc to make a diagnosis and identify the furnace repair required. In most cases, this may only need a tune-up or adjustment, yet the components and parts inside the furnace could present safety hazards for anyone unskilled.
  2. No heat. It is highly encouraged that you check on the furnace way before the winter comes to give you enough time if there are any furnace repairs required. If it is not producing any heat, check switches and all corresponding circuit breakers before finally calling for service. If the furnace has power yet no heat is produced, leave the furnace repair only to a qualified professional.
  3. The furnace is producing odor. The musty and dusty odor is normal during the first use of the season, but as the odor continues, furnace repair may be required. Checking and replacing filters should be done first, as the smell could be coming from the air filter. If there is a burning odor, immediately turn off your system and call B&K Heating Inc. for help. In any instance, furnace repair should be handled only by a qualified and certified HVAC company. This can assure you of a safe and accurate repair. If any of these things concern you, please contact B&K Heating Inc.